Lehigh Gap Nature Center

connecting people with nature through Conservation, Education, and Research

Upcoming events at LGNC:

Jan
21
Mon
Winter Yoga Session at LGNC
Jan 21 @ 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm
Winter Yoga Session at LGNC

Autumn Yoga Session!

Certified Yoga Instructor Stacy Hein will be offering a 9-week “yoga for all” session Mondays, January 7 through March 4 from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. This is a moderately challenging but gentle yoga class. Beginners are welcome, poses can be adapted to fit your level of ability. Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to settle in before class begins.

Registration for the entire session is encouraged. Space is limited. Cost $8/class for members ($72), $10 for non-members ($90) and $12 for drop-in (if available). Payment due at class – credit card, check, cash accepted. Register Here!

Namaste!

Jan
22
Tue
Very Basic Biology Classes
Jan 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Very Basic Biology Classes

Do you wish you had taken biology in high school so you could keep up with the news? Didn’t have the time because you were in band, didn’t need it as you were not going to college, or hated science? Well now you have the opportunity to learn a bit in Very Basic Biology. Guaranteed no quizzes, no exams, no grades, but there might be some homework. Dr. Anita Collins, retired USDA bee geneticist, will be sharing her love of biology this fall and winter, starting Tuesday, Nov. 13, 10-noon and meeting every other week. Topics to include: The Cell and its Organization, Genetics and DNA, Ecology, Microbiology, Behavior, and other topics of interest chosen by participants.

Class limited to 20 participants. Click here to register: http://bit.ly/LGNC_Biology_Classes.

Jan
23
Wed
Watercolor for Beginners
Jan 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Watercolor for Beginners

Watercolor for Beginners with Kay Stauffer

Wednesdays, January 9-February 13, 2019, 10:00 a.m. to Noon

The natural beauty around us at the Nature Center is good inspiration for instructor demonstrations and student practice pieces. These six classes will introduce transparent watercolor and technical handling of materials from washes and textural effects to shading, dry brush and any questions you have.

Class Registration:

This series of six classes will meet at the Nature Center each Wednesday from January 9 through February 13. Registration fee for all six classes: $30 for members, $50 for non-members. Registration limited to 12 participants.

LGNC members: register here                    Non-members: register here

After registering, you will be sent a materials list. You can purchase the recommended materials at local stores such as AC Moore, Michael’s, or the Blick Store (Emmaus). Paper can be purchased at the workshop, $6.00 per sheet, 22”x30.” We will be painting in the first class, so you will need your supplies.

Please contact LGNC at mail@lgnc.org or 610-760-8889 if you have any questions.

Jan
28
Mon
Winter Yoga Session at LGNC
Jan 28 @ 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm
Winter Yoga Session at LGNC

Autumn Yoga Session!

Certified Yoga Instructor Stacy Hein will be offering a 9-week “yoga for all” session Mondays, January 7 through March 4 from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. This is a moderately challenging but gentle yoga class. Beginners are welcome, poses can be adapted to fit your level of ability. Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to settle in before class begins.

Registration for the entire session is encouraged. Space is limited. Cost $8/class for members ($72), $10 for non-members ($90) and $12 for drop-in (if available). Payment due at class – credit card, check, cash accepted. Register Here!

Namaste!

Jan
29
Tue
Gardening for Life: Two-Part Seminar with Liz Stauffer
Jan 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Gardening for Life: Two-Part Seminar with Liz Stauffer

Part 1: Care and Maintenance of Existing Landscapes — Tuesday, January 29, 10:00 a.m. to Noon

Part 2: Planning, Preparing and Installing New Spaces — Friday, February 22, 10:00 a.m. to Noon

Interested in gardening for wildlife? Get inspired and informed with practical tips on the best horticultural and ecologically-minded practices – whether you have existing gardens or are looking to create new ones. All registrants will receive a copy of LGNC’s new gardening book, Native Plants for the Small Yard!

Topics will include: increasing wildlife value of your landscape, gardening practices and procedures, weed and invasive management, basic garden planning and designing.

Registration: This series of two seminars will meet at the Nature Center on Tuesday, January 29 and Friday, February 22 from 10:00 a.m. to noon. Registration fee covers both seminars and a book: $10 for members, $15 for non-members. Registration limited to 25 participants.

LGNC members: register here                    Non-members: register here

Please contact LGNC at mail@lgnc.org or 610-760-8889 if you have any questions.

About the Presenter: A self-proclaimed ‘tree-hugger’, Liz Stauffer is Landscape Services Supervisor at Edge of the Woods Native Plant Nursery. She has 13 years of experience in the horticultural and agricultural fields, a B.S. in Environmental Science from Drexel University, and is an alumni from Longwood Garden’s Professional Gardener Training Program.

Jan
30
Wed
Watercolor for Beginners
Jan 30 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Watercolor for Beginners

Watercolor for Beginners with Kay Stauffer

Wednesdays, January 9-February 13, 2019, 10:00 a.m. to Noon

The natural beauty around us at the Nature Center is good inspiration for instructor demonstrations and student practice pieces. These six classes will introduce transparent watercolor and technical handling of materials from washes and textural effects to shading, dry brush and any questions you have.

Class Registration:

This series of six classes will meet at the Nature Center each Wednesday from January 9 through February 13. Registration fee for all six classes: $30 for members, $50 for non-members. Registration limited to 12 participants.

LGNC members: register here                    Non-members: register here

After registering, you will be sent a materials list. You can purchase the recommended materials at local stores such as AC Moore, Michael’s, or the Blick Store (Emmaus). Paper can be purchased at the workshop, $6.00 per sheet, 22”x30.” We will be painting in the first class, so you will need your supplies.

Please contact LGNC at mail@lgnc.org or 610-760-8889 if you have any questions.

Jan
31
Thu
Budding Naturalist Book Club
Jan 31 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Budding Naturalist Book Club

The Budding Naturalist Book Club is an interactive nature club for children ages 4-6! The club meets every other Thursday at 10:00 a.m. to enjoy a nature-themed story-time and educational activity. Binoculars, butterfly nets, art supplies, and other materials will be provided for the outdoor adventures and crafts that accompany each program. Meeting themes celebrate the natural wonders unique to each month of the year.

This club is open to the public. Please RSVP at the following link: http://bit.ly/Budding_Naturalist_19.

Contact Program Specialists Chad Schwartz or Brian Birchak if you have any questions.

Feb
4
Mon
Naturalist Club Meeting @ Lehigh Gap Nature Center
Feb 4 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Naturalist Club Meeting @ Lehigh Gap Nature Center | Slatington | Pennsylvania | United States

Youth in grades 7 through 12 are invited to join the Naturalist Club, LGNC’s extracurricular environmental club for middle and high school students! Members of this club are involved with year-round educational activities, outdoor adventures, and research projects at the refuge. For more information or to sign up, please contact LGNC Program Specialist Chad Schwartz at chad.schwartz@lgnc.org.

Winter Yoga Session at LGNC
Feb 4 @ 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm
Winter Yoga Session at LGNC

Autumn Yoga Session!

Certified Yoga Instructor Stacy Hein will be offering a 9-week “yoga for all” session Mondays, January 7 through March 4 from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. This is a moderately challenging but gentle yoga class. Beginners are welcome, poses can be adapted to fit your level of ability. Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to settle in before class begins.

Registration for the entire session is encouraged. Space is limited. Cost $8/class for members ($72), $10 for non-members ($90) and $12 for drop-in (if available). Payment due at class – credit card, check, cash accepted. Register Here!

Namaste!

Feb
5
Tue
Very Basic Biology Classes
Feb 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Very Basic Biology Classes

Do you wish you had taken biology in high school so you could keep up with the news? Didn’t have the time because you were in band, didn’t need it as you were not going to college, or hated science? Well now you have the opportunity to learn a bit in Very Basic Biology. Guaranteed no quizzes, no exams, no grades, but there might be some homework. Dr. Anita Collins, retired USDA bee geneticist, will be sharing her love of biology this fall and winter, starting Tuesday, Nov. 13, 10-noon and meeting every other week. Topics to include: The Cell and its Organization, Genetics and DNA, Ecology, Microbiology, Behavior, and other topics of interest chosen by participants.

Class limited to 20 participants. Click here to register: http://bit.ly/LGNC_Biology_Classes.


Landscaping for Communities & Wildlife

Get the Latest Resources from our Conservation Landscaping Program:

News and Current Events:

Winter Hours
LGNC’s winter hours have begun for the season! The Osprey House hours of operation are now Friday-Monday, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., but our hiking trails are still open every day from sunrise to sunset! Since our Information Desk is volunteer staffed, the Osprey House may not always be open during this schedule. Please call ahead at 610-760-8889 if you’re planning to stop in.
Remembering Bill Mineo
It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Bill Mineo, one of LGNC’s founding members. We mourn the loss of this key figure in Lehigh Gap Nature Center’s creation and success. Click here for the Autumn 2017 Wildlife Activist  (#81) to read a recent Board member spotlight article on Bill. Also, click here to view Bill’s obituary. Our condolences to the family.
LGNC Restoration Mini Documentary

LGNC Refuge 15th Anniversary

LGNC celebrated the 15th anniversary of the opening of the Lehigh Gap Refuge on August 18, 2018!

Click Here to see WFMZ’s coverage of this event!!!

Watershed Professionals Institute!

The Alliance for Watershed Education held this year’s Watershed Professionals Institute right here along the Lehigh River!!! LGNC has the honor to be a member of this alliance along with 22 other centers located within the larger Delaware River Watershed.

Check out this awesome news coverage from BRC 13!!!

2018 Volunteer Appreciation Day
LGNC Solar Panels in the News!

Check out these reports about our solar panels!!!

https://www.tnonline.com/solar-panels-installed-osprey-house

…and this from 69 News!

LGNC + Sun Club = Awesome!!!
Have you seen LGNC’s solar project on the Sun Club website?
Community Partnership: Moravian College and LGNC
Read the article online.
"Lehigh Gap Nature Center Growing Strong with Lehigh Valley Community Foundation Support"
Read the article online.

Recent publications:

Follow us on social media:

Sign up for our email list!

Sign up now